The Psychotherapy Act (2007) has established psychotherapy as a distinct profession- a new regulated health profession in Ontario.  As such, psychotherapy will soon have its own College, formed to serve the public interest.  The responsibilities of a College for Psychotherapy will include:

  • setting registration requirements for entry to practice;
  • ensuring the continued high quality of practitioner competence;
  • articulating standards of practice emphasizing effectiveness, safety, and ethics.

APTI is committed to participating in the above regulating of psychotherapy- particularly in helping to formulate requirements and standards for training and professional development.  APTI is an essential participant in this pioneering effort because APTI brings with it: over 100 years of collective experience in psychotherapy in Ontario; international ties; expertise in a diverse array of empirically supported psychotherapeutic modality; and an ongoing practice of consultation with the public and government.

  • APTI’s Common Core Curriculum for all psychotherapy training institutions. This is a pioneering document, created to assist the new College of Psychotherapy to safeguard the high quality of rich and diverse psychotherapeutic opportunity now available to the people of Ontario.
  • The transitional Council of the CRPO’s cover letter for the pilot project on reviewing & recognizing education & training programs.
  • The transitional Council of the CRPO’s draft Framework for reviewing and recognizing psychotherapy education & training programs. This overview document provides background information on the criteria and process for reviewing and recognizing education & training programs.
  • The transitional Council of the CRPO’s Mapping Tool. This document is the other main component used in the review and recognition process. It allows one to explain how a program enables students to develop entry-to-practice competencies in psychotherapy.
  • The transitional Council of the CRPO’s Participant Feedback Form for the pilot project on reviewing & recognizing education and training programs. The transitional Council encourages pilot project participants to provide feedback on the project by answering questions contained in this document.